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06-17-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By Dav305z

This is starting to sound like excellent advice....

This is starting to sound like excellent advice. I might even find an Ultra 6 Suntour.
06-15-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By Dav305z

The f derailleur isn't maxed out, but if I open...

The f derailleur isn't maxed out, but if I open it up any more, it rubs against the VO crank arms, which come in much tighter than the old cottered cranks did (BB is a Shimano cartridge with 127 mil...
06-15-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By Dav305z

So, do I also put a thinner spacer on the...

So, do I also put a thinner spacer on the non-drive side or do I leave that entirely alone? Did you find the 7-speed offered similar chainline to the 5-speed when you were done? It's already...
06-14-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By Dav305z

Can I make a 125 millimeter hub+ 7-speed freewheel work on my Raleigh?

It's a Raleigh Grand Prix with 120 millimeter rear dropout spacing. I just got some Sun CR18 wheels with a 125 millimeter rear hub and a 7-speed Shimano freewheel. The wheel went in fine--just a...
05-22-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,909
Posted By Dav305z

Just to update this thread for future searchers...

Just to update this thread for future searchers out there, I tried to upgrade the BB with Velo Orange's threadless unit. The 122-mill spindle recommended with the crankset (a VO compact double) was...
05-14-12, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,522
Posted By Dav305z

Problems installing Velo Orange threadless bottom bracket

After lots of research, I decided to replace the original cottered cranks on my Raleigh Grand Prix with Velo Orange's threadless BB and Grand Cru compact double. I went with a 118-mm spindle, since...
05-03-12, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By Dav305z

Yeah, it's a 49 cm frame. And yeah, bikes from...

Yeah, it's a 49 cm frame. And yeah, bikes from that era sure were ugly.
05-02-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By Dav305z

Thanks for all the good advice. I think I'll buy...

Thanks for all the good advice. I think I'll buy the frame and give the used route a little time. Please bear with me if I ask about a few specific bikes in the coming weeks. Meantime, the current...
05-01-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By Dav305z

Very interesting advice. Are there any particular...

Very interesting advice. Are there any particular brands/eras that I should look out for as far as donor bikes?
04-30-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By Dav305z

Need help planning a build on a 1989 Paramount

After months of wavering between upgrading my Raleigh Grand Prix or buying a complete Raleigh Professional, I've finally found the 1989 Waterford-built Schwinn Paramount frame I never knew I wanted....
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Dav305z

Came to tentative terms with the owner. Am...

Came to tentative terms with the owner. Am starting a new thread in the C&V section to get into the weeds on components.
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Dav305z

I probably should have asked to begin with, but...

I probably should have asked to begin with, but what do these roughly go for as complete bikes? Don't want to pour more in than I can get out...
04-29-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,613
Posted By Dav305z

Keeping fit while hip flexor is strained?

I'm actually not sure it's a hip flexor. I just know that normally this time on Sunday I'd be out on a 30 mile ride and instead I'm sitting on a bag of ice. It's been bugging me for a while so I've...
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Dav305z

1989 Paramount frame value?

Guy is selling a 49 cm Paramount frame/headset for $295. It has a "W" in the serial number to denote Waterford, is made from Columbus SLX tubing (know nothing about that material), and is blue with...
04-28-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dav305z

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-vintage-1970s-RALEIGH-BI...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-vintage-1970s-RALEIGH-BICYCLES-PROFESSIONAL-AND-INTERNATIONAL-/150802580417?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item231c88c3c1#ht_500wt_1203

I was going to drive up there an offer...
04-28-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dav305z

I ride my Grand Prix with the saddle just a shade...

I ride my Grand Prix with the saddle just a shade higher than the handlebars (see pic) and find it comfortable, but now that I think about it, would probably like the option to sit aggressively on...
04-27-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dav305z

Question about Raleigh Professional sizing/fit

There's a 21.5-inch Raleigh Professional--not sure the year but has the fastback cluster--for sale about 4 hours away from me. I'm 5'4" with about a 28-inch inseam, which really means I want a...
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By Dav305z

Ultimately resisted. Went for $843. At the risk...

Ultimately resisted. Went for $843. At the risk of asking a lame, repetitive question, how can I maximize my chances of getting a decent deal on a bike like this, assuming I don't have much time to...
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By Dav305z

Apparently you care, since you posted. Are you in...

Apparently you care, since you posted. Are you in charge of server space here?

As to the OP, I lack a lot of specific knowledge, but would suggest starting with something in slightly better...
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By Dav305z

Yes, that's precisely my concern here. I've...

Yes, that's precisely my concern here. I've overspent on bikes before and regretted it but they were usually cheap enough that it was pocket change (still annoyed about that Grand Prix with a trashed...
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By Dav305z

Yeah, I'm not looking to get into the bike...

Yeah, I'm not looking to get into the bike flipping business (though you wouldn't know it from looking at my basement). I just want a nice old bike to ride every weekend. As long as I can get a...
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By Dav305z

How much would be too much for this Raleigh Professional?

I've been on the lookout for a while for a high-end Raleigh. I've had a hard time coming by frames that'll accommodate my 5'5" stature. That's why I'm pretty interested in this:
...
04-16-12, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By Dav305z

Oh, those old hubs are toast. I repacked them but...

Oh, those old hubs are toast. I repacked them but they are pitted. I have them and the steel rims on a project bike I intend to refurbish and sell.

To clarify, my GP is already on new aluminum...
04-15-12, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By Dav305z

Lowering my ambitions a bit, would switching from...

Lowering my ambitions a bit, would switching from my cheapo Kendas to a higher end tire like a Panaracer Pasela make a noticeable difference? And could I switch to 1 1/8 inch from my current 1 1/4...
04-02-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,909
Posted By Dav305z

Decided it was worth resurrecting this moribund...

Decided it was worth resurrecting this moribund thread to add some conclusive inconclusiveness to the subject of Gazelle Raleigh GP bottom brackets. I just so happen to have two in my basement. Both...
04-01-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By Dav305z

It's a '73. It's not a high-end bike, I realize,...

It's a '73. It's not a high-end bike, I realize, which calls more into question the utility of getting nice wheels. Its 120 mm rear spacing also limits my options, since I don't want to start bending...
03-31-12, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By Dav305z

Will i notice a big difference between these two wheelsets?

I'm currently riding on Weinmann RM19s I purchased just last season for my Raleigh GP. They're fine, nothing wrong with them, but I was wondering how much difference a stiffer, lighter, better...
03-28-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 24,234
Posted By Dav305z

My Raleigh GP with a Brooks Pro. It's still...

My Raleigh GP with a Brooks Pro. It's still pretty hard but it's getting there. And I love it on long rides. Looks cool, too.

http://flic.kr/p/aj9ASc
http://flic.kr/p/ajcdKf
03-28-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Dav305z

OK, sorry to revive my dead thread, but I am...

OK, sorry to revive my dead thread, but I am preparing to bite the bullet and redo the crankset on the GP and am very confused. Based on the bracket width (narrower than 70 mills, measuring on the...
09-11-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By Dav305z

I made sure to transfer my dork dish when I got...

I made sure to transfer my dork dish when I got aluminum wheels. I certainly am not above messing up my rear derailleur. I also like that I still have something on my
bike that says "Sturmey-Archer."
09-06-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,319
Posted By Dav305z

And I think my Gazelle-built GP has standard BB...

And I think my Gazelle-built GP has standard BB threading, though they also can vary. In other news, British manufacturers were not the most organized bunch.
09-06-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,319
Posted By Dav305z

That's very interesting. What I actually want in...

That's very interesting. What I actually want in a bike upgrade is something a little friskier and faster. Which among the Raleigh line are best for that? Or am I really saying I want an Italian bike?
09-05-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,319
Posted By Dav305z

How much better is the Raleigh Super Course compared to the Grand Prix?

I ask because there's a Supercourse on the 'Bay in a very nice color and within easy driving distance. My small size, too. My hesitation, beyond the likelihood that bidding will take off, is that I...
09-04-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,772
Posted By Dav305z

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44586860@N07/61130969...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44586860@N07/6113096948/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44586860@N07/6112586023/

I've put only about 20 miles on it so far. Honestly all the ominous talk of break in...
09-01-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,772
Posted By Dav305z

I just bought myself a Team Pro. Looks awesome in...

I just bought myself a Team Pro. Looks awesome in dark brown with my green bike. Plus, it's a whole 10 grams lighter than the B17, so I'll be much faster. Will post pics soon.
08-26-11, 05:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,772
Posted By Dav305z

*kicks self* Gone! All gone! Knew they wouldn't...

*kicks self* Gone! All gone! Knew they wouldn't last at that price.
08-25-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,772
Posted By Dav305z

I actually got it for free when my ancient Wright...

I actually got it for free when my ancient Wright saddle disintegrated. Was surprised that it was so decent. Of course, as others have noted, the Brooks would look "right."

Alright, you've all...
08-24-11, 11:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,772
Posted By Dav305z

Brooks B17 worth the weight?

The lbs had a Brooks B17 on sale for about $60. I've been looking at these for some time online and excitedly picked it off the rack. Yikes! This thing feels heavy! I'm not looking to be a total...
08-15-11, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By Dav305z

I had that issue with my '73 Grand Prix. When I...

I had that issue with my '73 Grand Prix. When I got my new wheels (you'll want to get aluminum ones) I just took 'em over to Two Wheel Tango on Packard and they swapped the freewheel onto the new...
08-14-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By Dav305z

Sorry to revive this moribund thread, but does...

Sorry to revive this moribund thread, but does anyone know the weight of that Harris Cyclery wheelset? Any opinions on whether this would be a real upgrade over my current Weinmann single wall...
08-07-11, 08:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,699
Posted By Dav305z

OK, you've piqued my interest, but I'm still 13...

OK, you've piqued my interest, but I'm still 13 posts too unworthy to send private messages. Feel free to PM me.
08-07-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,699
Posted By Dav305z

Enormous. And it smells delicious. With more time...

Enormous. And it smells delicious. With more time to consider this disaster, I've come up with the following excuses:

1) I'd already been biking all day.
2) He surely had handlebar shifters, so...
08-07-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,699
Posted By Dav305z

Humility: has this ever happened to you?

It's a nice day of biking in Ann Arbor. My Raleigh Grand Prix is in fine fettle. I'm in fine fettle. Plus I've just bought some toeclips and am relishing in all the extra power suddenly at my...
08-04-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,147
Posted By Dav305z

Damn you and your tempting me to browse through...

Damn you and your tempting me to browse through crsigslist! I see someone in my area (a member of this forum, it would seem) is selling some Wolber T430s on Shimano 600 hubs for $120. Seems like...
08-04-11, 12:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,147
Posted By Dav305z

Looked into my wheels and tires a bit more, and...

Looked into my wheels and tires a bit more, and as I feared, they're not very light. The wheels are single wall Weinmann RM19s that weight ~1000 grams each, according to Amazon's specs. The tires are...
08-02-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,147
Posted By Dav305z

I keep it in my basement, so yes, I basically...

I keep it in my basement, so yes, I basically consider carrying it in and out of the house the weight lifting component of my workout.

As for what I'm specifically trying to achieve with weight...
08-02-11, 09:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,147
Posted By Dav305z

It's small -- 21-inch frame with narrow drops....

It's small -- 21-inch frame with narrow drops. Fits my five foot five inch frame perfectly, which is why, in addition to sentimentality and eccentricity, I'm interested in investing a little money if...
08-02-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,147
Posted By Dav305z

Lol. And when my dad asks what I've done to his...

Lol. And when my dad asks what I've done to his 38-year-old bike I'll just shrug and say, "It's an improvement."
08-02-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,147
Posted By Dav305z

I got the cheapest aluminum wheels I could buy --...

I got the cheapest aluminum wheels I could buy -- single wall rims -- and cheap tires. So yeah, that's probably a good point. I suppose I'll ride them through the season and then perhaps put them on...
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